Luke Bryan becomes the first country artist to headline at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, joined on the bill by Lee Brice and Cole Swindell
Mercury releases the two-disc Jamey Johnson album "The Guitar Song"
Actress Renee Zellweger files for an annulment of her marriage to Kenny Chesney in Los Angeles, barely four months after the couple exchanged vows
Toby Keith, Kenny Chesney, Gretchen Wilson and Martina McBride each receive double nominations for the American Music Awards
Atlantic releases John Michael Montgomery's first single, "Life's A Dance"
Kenny Rogers receives a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Danielle Peck is born at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Raised in Ohio, she comes to prominence in 2006 with her self-titled debut album and her first Top 15 hit, "Findin' A Good Man"
Waylon Jennings garners six nominations and Willie Nelson picks up five as the Country Music Association announces the finalists for its annual awards in Nashville
John Berry is born in Aiken, South Carolina. The strong-voiced singer rises in 1994 with his Grammy-nominated "Your Love Amazes Me," following up with such melodic hits as "You And Only You," "She's Taken A Shine" and "What's In It For Me"
Singer/songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman is born in Harlingen, Texas. Primarily a pop recording artist, she writes many country hits, including Faith Hill's "This Kiss," Alabama's "Here We Are," Lorrie Morgan's "Five Minutes" and Trisha Yearwood's "You Say You Will"